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Sunday 28th July 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Grey Heron, 3 Little Egret, c.150 Canada Goose, 400+ Greylag Goose, 5 Teal, 2+2j Tufted Duck, c.200 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 1j Ringed Plover, 1j Little Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 9 Shelduck, 2 BITTERN, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 LRP, c.190 Lapwing, 13 (1j) Dunlin, 8+ Common Sandpiper, 6 WOOD SANDPIPER, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 WHIMBREL W, 4 COMMON TERN, 1 (3cy) Yellow-legged Gull, 1 PEREGRINE (Barnsley BSG, Russ Haywood and Karen Williams per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings –.9 Dunlin, 4 WOOD SANDPIPER (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS

ALDWARKE LIBERTY STEEL – 1 Cormorant, 1 PEREGRINE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Mute Swan; 1 Moorhen; 1+1j Buzzard; 1 Kestrel; 1 Little Owl; 1 Pheasant; 3 Grey Partridge; 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Nuthatch; 3+ Treecreeper; 1 Goldcrest; 20+ Linnet; 25 Goldfinch; 5+s Yellowhammer; 2 Blackcap (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 1 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 9 (3j) Mute Swan; 12 Canada Goose; 32 Tufted Duck; 12 Canada Goose; 32 Tufted Duck; 2 Oystercatcher; 2 Common Sandpiper; 2 Swift; 2 Sand Martin; 30 House Martin; 2a Grey Wagtail; 8+ Reed Warbler; 2 Blackcap; 8 Chiffchaff; 2 Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 11 LRP, 6+ Dunlin, 1 KNOT, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 8+ Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 STONECHAT (Andy Marshall, Steve Furber and Chip Rhodes). Added to Birdtrack.

The Knot on Hatfield Moors today © Steve Furber 2019

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane – 3 RUFF, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 3 Green Sandpiper, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack

Wood Sandpiper at Slaynes Lane, Misson today © Steve Furber 2019

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash – 1 SPOONBILL, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Steve Furber and Stuart Churchill). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Wigeon, 2 GARGANEY, 1 BITTERN, 7 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE, 4 Water Rail, 1 Oystercatcher, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 (1j) Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 16 (3j) COMMON TERN, 4 Common Gull through, 2 Collared Dove over, 1+ Kingfisher, 1c BEARDED TIT (Richard Scott, Ian and Janet Heppenstall). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SKELBROOKE QUARRY – c.90 Mallard, 10+ Little Grebe, 12 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3s Yellowhammer (Jonny Holliday)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Johnny Brown’s Common – 2 WILLOW TIT (Paddy Martin)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 1m Common Scoter, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 WHIMBREL, 1 Curlew, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtails (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: overcast throughout, with rain during the early hours, morning, early and late afternoon. Visibility: mainly poor/very poor, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +14.9°C to +19.7°C to +15.6°C. Wind: 14mph-5mph wholly from NW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1005hPa-1003hPa-1005hPa. Fronts etc.: the warm section of a NW/SE mixed front moved NE over the District during the afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (17%)
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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